NBA player to host youth camp at N. Fulton high school


NBA player to host youth camp at N. Fulton high school

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After graduating from St. Francis, Malik Beasley played a year at Florida State before he was drafted by the Denver Nuggets. Beasley returns to Alpharetta in August for a youth basketball camp.

Malik Beasley was one of the best basketball players St. Francis High School ever had.

The Alpharetta native scored 1,959 points and grabbed 728 rebounds for the Knights and led them to two state titles before he graduated and went to Florida State. In May, the high school retired his No. 5 jersey.

Now in the NBA and playing with the Denver Nuggets, Beasley is coming back to north Fulton County this month to put on a youth basketball camp at St. Francis.

The MB5 Pro Academy Basketball Camp will be held Aug. 12 and 13 and is for boys ages 8 to 18. Registration is required and the cost is $60 per camper.

A press release says that the camp is designed to “help young athletes develop basketball skills and learn the importance of performance preparation.” Beasley and coaches from “The Skill Factory” — a sports training organization based in Cobb County — will work with the campers.

After making the ACC All-Freshman team at Florida State, Beasley entered the NBA Draft and was picked 19th overall by the Denver Nuggets. Beasley, 20, played in the both the NBA and D-League as a rookie, but finished the season strong by logging 33 points, five assists, three steals and eight rebounds in wins over the Thunder and Mavericks.

The 6-foot-5 shooting guard had a strong summer league, where he averaged 19.4 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.8 assists over five games in Las Vegas.

For more information about Beasley’s camp and to register, visit

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